News Stories of Interest, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

It’s Native American Heritage Day in the United States.

AHS President and CEO Vickie Kaminski resigns

Vickie Kaminski, the president and CEO of Alberta Health Services has resigned, the Alberta government said today in a news release. Kaminski joined the organization in May 2014 and said her resignation, which will become effective in the new year, is a “personal decision.” The new AHS Board also formally took over today.

Here are some of the other news stories in the past hour on Ms. Kaminski’s resignation and the new AHS Board’s first day of work:

Global News
Calgary Herald
CTV
Edmonton Sun

Man is dead after shooting himself inside Foothills Hospital

A man is dead after committing suicide in the emergency department at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. Police were called to the hospital at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday morning after a man shot himself. Police refused to release few details, arguing that because a suicide is involved a shooting in a public hospital is not worthy of news coverage.

This will be a truncated news summary today, and it will be the last until the New Year as we work to finish some seasonal projects and take some holiday time. DJC

David Climenhaga
Communications Advisor
United Nurses of Alberta
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